Student Groups

SSMU Indigenous Affairs Committee- IAC

Join the Indigenous Affairs Committee as we aim to engage and amplify the voices of Indigenous Students at McGill. The Indigenous Affairs Committee organizes and facilitates a number of events and programs aimed at tackling inequality and injustice facing Indigenous students. These include series of public demonstrations, speaking series with activists, knowledge holders, and elders, as well as workshops and symposiums aimed at providing a supportive environment for Indigenous students. 

Contact the iac [at] ssmu.ca (subject: Indigenous%20Affairs) (Indigenous Affairs Commissioner )or find us on Facebook.


 

Indigenous Law Association de Droit Autochone- ILADA

ILADA is a student group at McGill’s Faculty of Law that focuses on enhancing the representation of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous law inlegal contexts. ILADA advocates for greater awareness of issues underpinning relationships on Turtle Island, in particular, the dynamics of the settler-colonial state.

Find us on Facebook. 


American Indian Science and Engineering Society- McGill Chapter

McGill Students’ Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society- Our mission is adopted from the AISES mission, which states, “The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.”

Contact mcgill.aises [at] gmail.com (subject: AISES-%20McGill%20Chapter) (AISES) or find more information here.


 

Indigenous Student Alliance- ISA

The Indigenous Student Alliance provides integrative support for Indigenous peoples’ attending McGill University to connect and share our unique, authentic Indigenous ways of knowing with each other and with non-Indigenous peoples within the community. Our vision is to develop and maintain ongoing networking and partnerships with University student groups and organizations through learning–teaching relationships that foster real and meaningful human development and community solidarity.

Find them on Facebook. 


 

McGill Student Indigenous Studies Journal

MSIS is a McGill-based student support community that explores, shares, and provides learning opportunities for anyone interested in Indigenous Studies and highlights information on the various organizations, events, and ongoing initiatives that are of interest to the Indigenous community. One of MSIS's primary activities is the development and production of a student-led annual interdisciplinary academic journal. This publication enables students to discuss and explore ways in which knowledge can be manifested and applied in the world outside of the classroom. 

Contact information: msis.journal.mcgill [at] gmail.com 


McGill’s Indigenous Health Interest Group

The Aboriginal Health Interest Group is a group based in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, but welcome everyone interested in promoting and improving the health of Aboriginal people, families and communities in Canada. Our vision is for healthy and vibrant Indigenous nations, communities, families and individuals supported by an abundance of well-informed Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care practitioners working together. Because... HIV, TB, diabetes and suicide rates in Canada’s First Peoples are unacceptably high; there are incredible young Aboriginal leaders that would make terrific doctors and nurses if given the opportunity; a lack of sustainable health care workers for northern communities; a lack of interest among medical students in pursuing a northern career; a need to inform health care workers of traditional healing and cultural practices; environmental health impacts of climate change, Hydro development, persistent organic pollutants; Justice for all.